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This page was last updated on 27 April 2022.

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Working on your business rather than in your business is a challenge many owners have come to face. With the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses have been firefighting to operate within the government guidance and continue serving their customers.

However, as we move into the recovery phase, businesses should begin to refocus on planning for the future. Reviewing and redefining your strategy can provide direction for the business and its employees, can help you identify opportunities and barriers to growth and ultimately lead to business resilience and sustainability.

Moving away from a doing mindset

In order to work on your business, you will need to transition from a “doing” mindset which includes being involved in the day-to-day running of the organisation to a “delegating” one, involving overseeing operations whilst focusing on driving the company vision. By establishing and maintaining a clear strategic plan, the business will be able to successfully transition from the recovery phase to the growth stage.


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Support Services

More information is available on the UK Government’s Coronavirus Business Support website. For more personalised advice call us on: 0161 359 3050 or email us at:


The information provided is meant as a general guide only rather than advice or assurance. GC Business Growth Hub does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information and professional guidance should be sought on all aspects of business planning and responses to the coronavirus. Use of this guide and toolkit are entirely at the risk of the user. Any hyperlinks from this document are to external resources not connected to the GC Business Growth Hub and The Growth Company is not responsible for the content within any hyperlinked site.